2018 Pokémon World Championships Top Cut

Nashville, Tennessee: August 24-26, 2018 Placing Country Player $ Team Used 1st Paul Ruiz $10,000 2nd Emilio Forbes $7,500 3rd Nils Dunlop $5000 4th Yusei Matsuno $5000 5th Tomohiro Seki $3000 6th Arash Ommati $3000 7th Roberto Porretti $3000 8th Federico Turano $3000 9th Kiwamu Endo $1,500 10th Simone Sanvito $1,500 11th Alessio Yuri Boschetto $1,500 12th Melvin Keh $1,500 13th ...

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Rules for the Pokémon VGC 2019 Season

During this year’s Pokémon World Championships, rules for the Pokémon 2019 Video Game Championship format have been announced! These rules will replace the current VGC 2018 rules from September 4th. Unlike previous seasons, in the 2019 season there won’t be a single format played throughout the year, but instead we will have a different format for each of the season ...

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2018 Worlds Preview – North America Edition

North America is arguably the most successful region to have played VGC. With four Worlds wins, Ray Rizzo’s Three-Peat between 2010-2012 and Wolfe Glick in 2016, the US is not unfamiliar to winning. In the Internationals era, they won three and more importantly, won the last two. Jeremy Rodrigues and Carson Confer’s victories in North America and Latin America respectively ...

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2018 Worlds Preview – Russia Edition

By Stephen Mea and Irina Tyurina Russia is one of the most unexplored scenes in the whole of VGC. Unfortunately for the dedicated players there, Nintendo of Russia is very vague and at times misleading regarding the circuit and Worlds qualifications. Despite this, the Russian community has been an active hub for VGC players since 2014. In 2018, it was ...

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2018 Worlds Preview – Latin America Edition

By: Stephen Mea with assistance from Javier Valdés, César Reyes, and André Fumis They told us, they weren’t lying. Everyone decided to sleep on Latin America (Latam), and then they took half of the Worlds 2017 Top 8 spots, and Paul Ruiz of Ecuador leaving with a trophy. Latam had not seen too much International success before the release of ...

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VGC 2019 Championship Points, Prizing and Event Information

After the longest July in recent memory, The Pokémon Company International (TPCI) has released some of the information regarding the circuit for the upcoming VGC 2019 season. It includes a few important changes from last year, but also maintains some problems many players hoped would be fixed. 2019 Changes at a Glance There are now three “Series” for locals, as ...

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2018 Worlds Preview – Korea Edition

By Stephen Mea with consultation from Sejun Park and Wonseok Jang Many associate the Korean VGC scene with the 2014 World Champion, Sejun Park. Alongside his 2nd Place in Seniors in 2011, Top 8 in masters in 2012, and Top 8 in 2013, Sejun is one of the game’s all time greats. However, the region has more to offer then ...

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No Substitute for Sun – Top 16 NAIC / Season Report

What’s going on guys? My name is Leonard Craft III, but some of you might know me better as DaWoblefet. I’ve been playing VGC since 2013, but I’ve been enjoying Pokémon all of my life. In addition to competing at tournaments, I like to explore the inner workings of the game with mechanics research, and I also love to press ...

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2018 Worlds Preview – Japan Edition

By Stephen Mea, George Tifverman, and Forte with consultation from Ryokon. Japan has been one of the strongest countries in VGC’s history. They always seem to return home from the World Championships with some hardware, including four first place Masters trophies. Despite an off 2016, Japan re-surged in 2017, earning multiple Worlds Top Cut spots and winning the tournament. Continuing ...

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